Is your collection inherently personal?
My work is an extension of my identity, whether conscious or not. Sometimes I don’t know how I end up with what I have, but I try to figure it out as I continue working. I find inspiration through observing and thinking about daily life as well as reading. If I find an idea that I want to work on from a personal experience, I start thinking about how I can connect it with other experiences from the past.
Can you speak about the significance of experimentation and development in your work?
I think they are essentials in design. Every moment of it is a path to improvement and progress. Personally I think design can be used to both communicate with a wider audience and challenge conventional and societal norms. It is important for a designer to have some objectivity based on previous resources, but explore a more diverse approach.
When developing and transforming your collection, how important was working with different creative forms and materials?
It led me to explore various aspects of design, but I always kept in mind that it needed to be understandable to others. The choice in materials was important, but not as much as the idea behind it.